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[kap-uh-doh-shuh] /ˌkæp əˈdoʊ ʃə/
an ancient country in E Asia Minor: it became a Roman province in a.d.
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Cappadocian, adjective, noun Unabridged
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an ancient region of E Asia Minor famous for its horses
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for Cappadocia

ancient name for the region roughly corresponding to modern Turkey, from Greek Kappadokía, perhaps ultimately from Persian Hvaspadakhim "land of fine horses." In ancient Athens, Cappadocians were notorious as knaves and cowards, but the region's horses were celebrated.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Cappadocia in the Bible

the easternmost and the largest province of Asia Minor. Christianity very early penetrated into this country (1 Pet. 1:1). On the day of Pentecost there were Cappadocians at Jerusalem (Acts 2:9).

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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